Our guest on the show today is Annette Verpillot, Canadian posturologist and founder of Posturepro. Annette is here to blow our minds about the causes of bad posture and give us some simple ways to address them. Posture has been defined as the maintenance of correct tension between flexors and extensors against the pull of gravity. Her perspective on how this balance is maintained looks a lot further than sitting upright though. According to Annette, the brain is actually the main cause of poor posture. It often finds itself processing a faulty sensory input and then responding by misdirecting the muscles. From the moment we are born, there might be imbalances in how we crawl or position our tongues. These issues go on to generate painful knock-on effects that most people live their whole lives with. Even our eyes or the way we sleep could cause improper movements that have posture-related effects. Luckily, many of these problems are reversible though. We get into all of this and more with Annette today in what proves to be a highly information-packed episode. Make sure you grab a pen before tuning in.
Our conversation has been generously sponsored by the 4th Annual Metabolic Health Summit that is taking place from January 30th to February 2nd in LA. If you’d like to go, you can get tickets on metabolichealthsummit.com. You can also get 20% off general admission tickets by using the code ‘PaleoMagMHS’. Enjoy!
Key Points From This Episode:
“The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons defines posture as being the right amount of tension between flexors and extensors, which basically allows us as human to be able to stand upright and be able to fight gravity efficiently.” — @posture_pro [0:06:44.3]
“A brain imbalance leads to a postural imbalance. A postural imbalance creates a muscular imbalance, and this in turn creates biomechanical constraints. You cannot have this problem without having in conjunction a digestive, or even immune system problem.” — @posture_pro [0:20:31.1]
“We live in an era where we've cut the body into different parts and then we've created professions to address these specific pieces. We've neglected the fact that the body is a whole.” — @posture_pro [0:38:56.5]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Annette Verpillot — https://posturepro.co/annette-verpillot/
Annette Verpillot on YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-hT-eOK3Dfk2g08o2O_xxQ
Annette’s TED Talk — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3qdSo8z0Is
Posture Pro on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/Posturepro/
Posture Pro on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/posturepro/?hl=en
Metabolic Health Summit — https://metabolichealthsummit.com/
JP Sears — https://awakenwithjp.com/
Dom D’Agostino — https://www.ketonutrition.org/
Robb Wolf — https://robbwolf.com/
Ryan Lowry — http://ryanlowry.org/
Zach Bitter — https://zachbitter.com/
Charles Poliquin — https://www.poliquingroup.com/
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons — https://www.aaos.org/Default.aspx?ssopc=1
Marie Jean Pierre Flourens — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2117745/
Our conversation has been generously sponsored by the 4th Annual Metabolic Health Summit that is taking place from January 30th to February 2nd in LA. If you’d like to go, you can get tickets on metabolichealthsummit.com. You can also get 20% off general admission tickets by using the code ‘PaleoMagMHS’.
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